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CSPAN
Feb 26, 2013 9:00am EST
fleet, i expect similar policies to continue for my former colleague chuck hagel to be confirmed, hopefully as early as next week. for all these reasons i have long been a supporter of renewable fuels, and i encourage the further development of an industry that is important, both to our national security as well as to our farm economy. whether we're talking food or water or energy security, let me put it this way. in the future, more crops in the field can mean fewer soldiers in the field. at the same time, as important as our defense capabilities are, we also need to rebalance for the other free d's. the u.s. today spends more on defense than on diplomacy, democracy and developments all put together. meanwhile, in the past year, china has more than doubled its investment in developing new agricultural technologies. those are the kinds of farsighted policies that are enabling china to emerge as a world power, in which we, frankly, need to get back to. as we shift our focus and our resources towards smarter, more constructive forms of international interaction, it's critical that
MSNBC
Feb 26, 2013 8:00am PST
full senate for a vote and debate is under way on chuck hagel's nod for defense with the full vote expected today. wait, there's more. also happening today, 75 prominent republicans sign a legal brief coming out in support of marriage equality. this is landmark development and a sign of continuing conflict in the gop. we have a lot of ground to cover. we begin with the showdown over the sequester. across the board automatic cuts will kick in. joining me now is ray mavis, secretary of the navy in new york news. mr. secretary, it's great to have you with me. let's start off, first off, by explaining there's been criticism by the right about the president's pr campaign to go around and talk about what these cuts really mean, the demonstration of it all. and listen to how john boehner has listened to the president on the road. >> the president has been traveling all over the country and today, going down to newport news in order to use our military men and women as a problem in yet another campaign rally to support his tax hikes. >> mr. secretary, how do you respond to that? do you thi
MSNBC
Feb 26, 2013 11:00am EST
a vote finally happen for chuck hagel today? senator barrasso says he's not the right man for this job. >>> plus, look at this. getting slammed by a blizzard in the midwest. we'll explain it all. first, today's producer pic selected by our executive producer, gay rights, a lesbian mom but not biological mom is presented the same rights as a biological mother. you can check out the whole story on my facebook page. [ male announcer ] it's simple physics... a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with arthritis pain and inflammation. plus, in clinical studies, celebrex is proven to improve daily physical function so moving is easier. celebrex can be taken with or without food. and it's not a narcotic. you and your doctor should balance the benefits with the risks. all
MSNBC
Feb 26, 2013 1:00pm PST
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Current
Feb 26, 2013 3:00pm PST
had one final chance to stand in the way of chuck hagel taking over as defense secretary. >> are there any senators wishing to vote or change their votes? if not the ayes, 58. nays 41. the nomination is confirmed. >> michael: four republicans crossed party lines to join senate democrats in confirming hagel. according to "the new york times," the 58-41 margin is the smallest for a defense secretary since the position was created in 1947. four days ago hagel's nomination seemed indoubt with the filibuster from negative. harry reid blamed the delay with republicans playing politics with national defense. >> it's time to set aside this partisanship. the pentagon needs a seasoned leader to implement cuts. u.n. the 12 days since the filibuster not one single thing has changed. not one. yet republicans had to have their filibuster for make their pointless partisan point. they are children. the president's pick for treasury secretary will have a he'dier time. approved the nomination of jacob lew. the vote after a three-hour confirmation hearing with he was pressed just a little bit about worki
MSNBC
Feb 26, 2013 2:00pm PST
standing hue loo hooping bonanza of bs the republicans have thrown at chuck hagel. look at the list of gop senators who voted today again to continue the filibuster against the president's nominee for secretary of defense. check these names. barrasso and enzip of wyoming. cornyn and cruise of texas, crapo and rich of idaho, paul and mcconnell of kentucky. boozman of arkansas, coats of indiana, fisher of nebraska, grassley of iowa, heller of nevada, hoeven of north dakota, imhoff of oklahoma. eye sayson of georgia, johnson, wisconsin. >>> kirk of illinois. moran of kansas. portman. roberts of rubio florida. toomey of pennsylvania. vitter of louisiana and wicker of mississippi. think about it, all these men, all men, voted against even having a vote on hagel. they did so after it was clear there would be a vote today on hagel. they did it to put themselves on record for no better ran than to undermine, undermine is the key word here, the successful functioning of our government. they knew it would hurt hagel's prestige, would discredit president obama's leadership and did it anyway. want
CNN
Feb 26, 2013 4:00pm EST
storm be a threat? also in a few minutes u.s. senate expected to vote on chuck hagel president obama's controversial nominee for defense secretary. we'll bring to it live. more on what's going on in egypt right now. a holt air balloon carrying lots of tourists explodes and plummets to the ground. we're finding out how this could happen. we're going live to egypt. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with the huge winter storm, the national weather service is now calling historic. cities like amarillo, texas, wichita, kansas have broken snowfall records. 45 million in 21 states are being affected one way or another. the storm is blamed for at least three deaths. look at this. it's even dangerous after the storm blows away. in kansas city, the heavy wet snow is causing roofs to collapse. nobody was hurt in this building. but the snow is also bringing down tree limbs on to power lines. in kansas city thousands of people are reported without power. george, what's going on? >> reporter: this is par for the course here in the midwest. this is the second time in a we
CNN
Feb 26, 2013 1:00pm PST
standing by in rome. if chuck hagel gets confirm what will his first few days at the pentagon look like. there's new information coming in to "the situation room" right now. [ male announcer ] when these come together, and these come together, one thing you can depend on is that these will come together. delicious and wholesome. some combinations were just meant to be. tomato soup from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. good morning, turtle. ♪ my friends are all around me ♪ my friends, they do surround me ♪ ♪ i hope this never ends ♪ and we'll be the best of friends ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing the reimagined 2013 chevrolet traverse. all set? all set. with spacious seating for up to eight. imagine that. chevrolet. find new roads. i honestly loved smoking, and i honestly didn't think i would ever quit. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. it put me at ease that you could smoke on the first week. [ male announcer ] some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitati
MSNBC
Feb 26, 2013 9:00am PST
that's happening. the senate is now holding a cloture vote on defense secretary nominee chuck hagel. whoa, it's been a long time coming. the chamber hoepdz to hold a final vote today or tomorrow. more on that vote just ahead. first, after the break, john kerry makes his maiden voyage as secretary of state. will he carry the majdz mantle of obama or clinton? we'll discuss kerry's world tour when p.j. crowley joins us next on "now." ♪ you know my heart burns for you... ♪ i'm up next, but now i'm singing the heartburn blues. hold on, prilosec isn't for fast relief. cue up alka-seltzer. it stops heartburn fast. ♪ oh what a relief it is! because every flake is double-toasted... splashed with sweet honey... and covered in rich double-roasted peanuts. mmm. [ hero ] yummy. [ male announcer ] kellogg's crunchy nut. it's super delicious! [ male announcer ] kellogg's crunchy nut. ♪ ♪ no two people have the same financial goals. pnc works with you to understand yours and help plan for your retirement. visit a branch or call now for your personal retirement review. sdmrirchlgt as the u.s. co
PBS
Feb 26, 2013 6:00pm EST
senator chuck hagel as the next secretary of defense. >> woodruff: ray suarez talks with marcia coyle about today's supreme court arguments over getting a d.n.a. sample from a suspect who was arrested but not convicted of a crime. >> ifill: special correspondent kira kay previews next week's presidential contest in kenya, where memories linger from the violence that followed the 2007 elections. >> we talk about people dead. i think if you count it over time and those who don't know it's probably around 2,000. massive, huge kills. we were on the brink of civil war. >> woodruff: and we close with a conversation with gloria steinem about the women's movement and the pbs documentary, "makers: women who make america." >> we have realized that a majority of americans fully agree that women can do what men can do but we haven't yet realized that men can do what women do. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundati
MSNBC
Feb 26, 2013 2:00am PST
vote on whether to move forward on chuck hagel's nomination of secretary of defense. jesse jackson jr.'s district will cast a vote to replace him. if they approve jack lu as treasury secretary, a senate vote could come tomorrow. on top of that, can lawmakers prevent the spending cuts? tracie potts is live in washington with the answers to all those things and details on who will feel the cuts first, if congress fails to act. good morning. >> good morning, mara. good morning, everyone. three words on capitol hill, no one's talking at least on the white house and capitol hill. no negotiations going on days before the budget cuts hit. president obama headed to virginia. he'll speak at a shipbuilder that has connections and ties in all 50 states. their concern of the impact on the defense cuts on their industry. president obama is using that as a backdrop to emphasize the cuts. he's criticized by house speaker john boehner and other republicans who say the president needs to stop campaigning, get off the road, come back to washington and facilitate a discussion. the two sides are at po
PBS
Feb 26, 2013 2:30pm PST
confirmed chuck hagel as the next secretary of defense, ending weeks of delay. his nomination bitterly split the senate with republican lawmakers say in their former colleague was too critical of israel and to compromising on iran. the world's major powers have offered the world some relief from crippled -- crippling economic sanctions. if it scales back on its nuclear program, tonight, talks in context don over to ron have not helped in that endeavor. stressed diplomacy can still resolve this nuclear standoff. can it? dennis is with us. really takings place because the alternative is worse? think there is an advantage to having diplomacy solved it, if in fact, it can solve it. resolutions byle the iaea, asking them -- not asking, but mandating that they stop. they are not stopping. and the world has put a lot of pressure on the iranians, clearly, through increasing the economic pressures that do have an impact there, but they have not had an effect on iran's behavior on its nuclear program yet. is there a diplomatic way out? oneapproach on the 5 plus was to say, we are prepared to offer you
PBS
Feb 26, 2013 3:00pm PST
fight over a key cabinet nomination today, and confirmed former nebraska senator chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. >> 12 days later, nothing, nothing has changed. senator hagel's exemplary record of service to his country remains untarnished. >> woodruff: in short, senate majority leader harry reid said, chuck hagel should have been confirmed before the president's day recess. at the time, the senate's 55 democrats could not get the 60 votes needed to end a republican filibuster against fellow republican hagel. democrat dick durbin of illinois condemned the g.o.p. opposition today. >> there's no question that there are some who bear some negative feelings torgd chuck hagel because of his independence and some of his votes in the past, even his support of president obama in the last presidential election. but this has been taken to a level that i never expected. >> woodruff: still mississippi's roger wicker and other republicans charged again that hagel is too willing to compromise with iran. and too willing to criticize israel. >> either we should disregard everything th
FOX News
Feb 26, 2013 1:00pm PST
: thank you very much. moving to the floor of the united states senate where chuck hagel might just be a few minutes away from being confirmed as the next defense secretary, but it's safe to say, if he does get approval it will be by the closest margin we have seen in a number of decades. maybe the holdup of john tower during the bush years think senior, would be the closest example. that was 1989. this is a quarter century later, but chuck just likely gets under the whisker here. >> what happened to scott rolley? >> what i want to do is clear out the press so we can take some questions. all right? dad, i'd put that down. ah. 4g, huh? verizon 4g lte. 700 megahertz spectrum, end-to-end, pure lte build. moe most consistent speeds indoors or out. and, obviously, astonishing throughput. obviously... you know how fast our home wifi is? yeah. this is basically just as fast. oh. and verizon's got more fast lte coverage than all other networks combined. oh, why didn't you just say that? huh-- what is he doing? >> i look forward tower partnering, with that, what i want to do is clear out the
FOX News
Feb 26, 2013 3:00pm EST
limitless. >> after all the political grand standing it appears chuck hagel is one step closer to confirmation. a number of republican senators have been holding up the vote, calling chuck hagel unqualified for the position. several characterized him as critical of israel, and at the same time too soft on iran, but today, 18 of the g.o.p. senators sided with the democrats to end the debate and delay tactics and move forward with the confirmations. when that happens, chuck hagel well succeed leon panetta. >> i'm shepard smith. this is "studio b." at it the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news. day two of the high-stakes civil trial over the deep water horizon disaster in 2010. the first witnesses for the plaintiff on the stand, a forensic engineering testified the oil giant bp put saving money over safety, and according to the witness, that move ultimately led to the deaths of 11 men and devastated the american gulf south. the government witness also said that in the years leading up to the disaster -- his listen to this -- bp cut costs in the gulf of mexico by 22%. at
ABC
Feb 26, 2013 12:00pm EST
had technical difficulties. >> the senate is expected to vote to confirm chuck hagel asked defense secretary. the former nebraska senator faced criticism from house republicans who questioned his issues -- a stance on issues. gop lawmakers signaled they will and their tactics. >> police and laurel are investigating after a human skull was discovered in the woods. a couple found this goal. they called the police. no word yet on the cause of death. if you have information, call police. >> the trial for the principle of coolidge high school in northwest d.c. has been continued. donna gerrit was supposed to go before a judge after being accused of ordering and taking part in an assault on a woman who worked at the high school. gerrit has been on administrative leave. >> a story out of egypt where the death toll in that deadly hot air balloon wreck has risen to 19. a british tourist has died after the balloon caught fire in the air over the city of luxor and crashed into a field. another terse and the pilot were the only people to survive. >> it was one year ago today that trayvon marti
CNN
Feb 26, 2013 12:00pm EST
republican filibuster on chuck hagel's nomination to be the next secretary of defense. ten days ago we had the same exact vote and it failed. republicans, enough republicans blocked it so that the filibuster continued. but democrats in the white house only needed one more vote and we think that that is there, at least one more vote. so we believe at the end of this vote, which has approximately ten minutes left, chuck hagel will -- the way will be cleared for him to be secretary of defense. unclear if they'll have a final vote today or wait until tomorrow. but we're watching this to see exactly how it goes down. but one thing we did hear before this started was the republicans who are ardently opposed to him say that even if he is nominated, which i think he will be, he will be too battered and bruised to be an effective secretary of defense. they did one last at least public ask of the president to withdraw his nomination, which of course we knew was not going to happen. >> dana, keep us posted when this will become official. >>> italians went to the polls over the weekend. after the
ABC
Feb 26, 2013 6:00pm EST
, a divided senate voted to approve chuck hagel as defense secretary. the vote was 58th-41 in favor of. it has been controversial. he is a former republican senator from nebraska, yet gop senators criticized him. he will succeed leon panetta. >> it is primary day in chicago. voters are going to the polls. 14 democrats are on the ballots. the winners will square off in a general election april 9. since the district is heavily democratic, the democrat who wins tonight will most likely have the seat. >> john carey spent the day in germany as part of its first overseas trip as secretary of state. he held talks with his russian counterpart in berlin. they discussed the civil war in syria and about how to implement the so-called geneva agreement. he is on a nine-day swing through europe and the middle east. >> the court-martials going forward. a military judge denied the defense request to drop the case against bradley manning. he is accused of funneling classified documents to wikileaks. he has been behind bars for nearly three years. the judge ruled that his case is complicated and prosecu
ABC
Feb 26, 2013 4:30am EST
nomination of chuck hagel as this -- as defense secretary. if he meets the vote, the question will be whether republicans will demand a full accord on a vote. the former nebraska senator faces criticism from house republicans who question his stance on issues surrounding israel and iran. a confirmation vote for treasury secretary nominee jack lew also will be held today. he will succeed timothy geithner in president obama's second term cabinet. >> also, a jury trial is set for the principle of coolidge high school in northwest d.c. ms. jarrett is accused of taking part in an assault of a woman who worked at a high school. she allegedly beat up the woman at the school's homecoming football game in november. after the incident, jarrett was put on administrative leave. >> unemotional hearing begins at fort meade for private first class bradley manning. he is accused of giving government secrets to wikileaks. he faces several charges including aiding the enemy theft of public property, and fraud. he is set to go on trial in june. >> is 4:35. in business news, apparently tax hikes are keep
NBC
Feb 26, 2013 4:30am EST
expected to vote on whether to move forward on chuck hagel's nomination as secretary of defense. >>> chicago voters in congressman jesse jackson jr.'s district will brave the snow to replace him. >>> if the senate finance committee approves jack lew as the trek social secretary today a full senate vote could come as early as tomorrow. >>> on top of all that, could lawmakers have the sequester $75 billion in spending cuts. nbc's tracie potts is live in washington with the answer and more on that. >> reporter: mara, good morning. still no negotiations going on here in public here or behind the scenes. congress now back in session, but really no talks going on between them and the white house. president obama today heads to virginia where he'll speak at a ship builder concerned about jobs. they have job keshgzs in all 50 states. and the president is being criticized by house republicans, especially house speaker john boehner for not staying in washington. but as we're telling you there are serious differences on how to get rid of these deficits and to prevent the budget cuts from h
FOX News
Feb 26, 2013 11:00am EST
vote in the senate on president obama's new national security team. will chuck hagel become the nation's new secretary of defense? all this and more just ahead. ♪ [ female announcer ] from tracking the bus. ♪ to tracking field conditions. ♪ wireless is limitss. . ... ♪ [ female announcer from more efficient payments. ♪ to more efficient pick-ups. ♪ wireless is limitless. jon: shocking new report about al qaeda and hole grown terror. it shows the group still able to adapt and diversify despite major setbacks over the years. the report looks at more than 1 70 individuals suspected or convicted of al qaeda-related plots right here in the united states. they include major nadal hasan accused of shooting 13 people in the fort hood massacre. also dote nating a crude car bomb in times square in 2010 and jose padilla,, currently behind bars on conspiracy to murder and kidnap and maim people in a foreign country. that is just the tip of the iceberg. all this comes as we mark 20 years to the day since al qaeda first attacked the world trade center in 1993. chief intelligence c
FOX News
Feb 26, 2013 6:00am PST
talk about unilateral disarmament of the united states? that is what chuck hagel who has been nominated to be secretary of defense has been proposing. he has said so many things against us even as a nation being nuclear armed and ready, that it is very disturbing to people all across the country. bill: if you think that, do you think we've lost the argument with iran over its nuclear program? is that time passed? >> well, i think that the time has passed. they now view it as, us versus them. sanctions have worked to lower the value of their currency. sanctions have had an impact on people through throughout the country of iran. but i don't believe they have had the impact that has been desired against the iranian government. bill: why are we sitting down and talking again? what's the expectation from something like this? >> i think very little would be expected. i would expect the iranians to have their arms folded in front of their chest and sitting there, perhaps, listening, but basically they're continuing to run out the clock. they may even talk a little bit about wanting
MSNBC
Feb 26, 2013 9:00am EST
vote on chuck hagel. speaker boehner has a big meaner today, speech that he's giving. we'll hear from him. john mccain and lindsey graham go to the white house to talk immigration. ♪ looking for a litter with natural ingredients that helps neutralize odors. discover tidy cats pure nature. uniquely formulated with cedar, pine, and corn. [ female announcer ] roc® retinol correxion max. the power of roc® retinol is intensified with a serum. it's proven to be 4x better at smoothing lines and deep wrinkles than professional treatments. roc® max for maximum results. [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. it has 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day men's 50+. >>> governor mcdonnell will be here in a few minutes,
FOX News
Feb 26, 2013 2:00pm PST
. barely takes a breath. sorry. even when you do an you confuse people. like chuck hagel. it doesn't stop you from becoming defense secretary. it looks like he has enough votes to be just that. chuck hagel on his way to the defense department. >> dana: hello. i'm dana perino with andrea tantaros, bob beckel, eric bolling, greg gutfeld. 5:00 in new york city. this is "the five." ♪ ♪ >> dana: in order for republicans and conservatives to win future elections they will need a good messenger and good message. bill o'reilly talked about it last night. >> the right is disorganized and lacks leadership. if a leader can emerge and fight off the media jackals that person can turn the country to the right. why? america is a place of achievement. we have always been that. once the nanny state victimization mentality gets hammered in an effective way it will quickly fall apart. as fair-minded hardworking americans will reject it. therefore the left has not won in america. not yet. >> dana: more on that but first the next event for republicans is cpac, the conservative local action conference and
FOX
Feb 26, 2013 4:30am PST
can to locate the couple. >>> they are scheduled to vote on a proceeding with senator chuck hagel. after being 12 days late, republicans said they would delay their tactics. if heard they would go to leon panetta to stage the massive across the board cuts. >>> they could begin as early as thursday. the legislation is to i am -- legislation is to improve gun security and it's a push to improve security and ending gun violence after the shooting in newtown connecticut. organizers say the purpose of the event is to have a discussion about the root causes of gun violence and the program starts at noon in the student union. >>> they plan to close the building as a cost cutting measure but the historic building is architecturally significant and should remain open to the public. the rally start right outside city hall. >> we are hoping traffic will be light for you, how is it looking ? >> it is looking good from the bridge and there are no problems. last time we showed you there was some roadwork and you can see all the roads are open and cones have been picked up and if you are driving on nor
CBS
Feb 26, 2013 6:00pm EST
the easy money policy going. >> chuck hagel will be the country's next secretary of defense. the senate voted a short time ago to confirm the former nebraska senator. suggesting hagel was too critical of israel. hagel succeeds leon panetta who is stepping down. >>> it may be the most important criminal procedure case in decades and the supreme court seems split right down the middle. the question, when and where is it appropriate for police to swab your cheek for dna? the high court heard oral arguments today. police should have sought a warrant before taking alonzo king's dna and running it through a dna. the dna sample was just like taking fingerprints. others ask, where will it end? will you have to give up your dna to get a driver's license? >> montgomery county police are warning tonight about an intimidating phone scam that has been used to con dozens of people out of thousands of dollars. one of those people targeted gives scott broom a firsthand account of how these folks used fear and intimidation to victimize. >> but your son hit my brother's bmw in a gas station. >> ea
NBC
Feb 26, 2013 4:30am PST
president's choice for secretary of defense. the republicans stalling chuck hagel's nomination for 12 straight days but recently signaled they would end their delay tactics making way for a vote possibly today. it appears hagel would get the necessary votes to be confirmed as secretary of defense. many republicans actually do not like hagel calling him too critical of israel and too compromising with iran. >>> it's 4:49. a joyride that lasted days. a bald eagle that escaped a local school finally home. we'll tell you what got her to come back. >>> plus, how this happened. this car upside down on top of a roof of a house in texas. stick around. >> that's much more exciting than anything on the peninsula right now. 101 through palo alto, smooth, light, easy drive. a check on an east bay crash coming up. >>> right now you are looking live at the port of oakland. always kind of a nice way to start your day. you can draw some electricity out of those to help jump-start you on this tuesday morning at 4:53. >>> people in china, people in one village giving a welcome to a new and large neighb
NBC
Feb 26, 2013 4:00am PST
forward on chuck hagel's nomination as secretary of defense. >>> chicago voters in former congressman jesse jackson jr.'s district will brave the snow to cast their vote in today's special primary to replace him. >>> if the senate finance committee approves jack lew as the treasury secretary today a full senate vote could come as early as tomorrow. >>> on top of all that, could lawmakers prevent the sequester's $75 billion automatic spending cuts? nbc's tracie potts is live in washington. good morning to you. who feels those cuts first if congress fails to act, a lot of people are asking? >> reporter: a lot of people could. we're talking about heating assistance, food for new mothers being scaled back, fewer dollars for school construction, unemployment checks for long-term unemployed people could be cut back 10%. with all of that going on in washington, president obama is headed out of washington, headed south to newport news, virginia, where he'll speak at the business of a shipbuilder that has ties to jobs all over the country, using this autos a back drop to make his point to the
CBS
Feb 26, 2013 4:00am PST
nomination of chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. even if hagel gets enough votes to move forward, it's unclear if his former republican colleagues will allow an immediate confirmation vote. >>> pope benedict officially steps down on thursday. cardinals are gathering in rome to choose his successor. in one of his last acts though as pope benedict changed the rules of the conclave to allow it to get started as soon as they arrive. >> reporter: the pope seems increasingly at peace as he said his last good-byes. he leaves behind a vatican beset by troubles for the next pope and for those who will choose him. britain's most senior cleric keith o'brien, officially resigned and then took the unprecedented step of opting out of the conclave after he was accused of inappropriate contact with three priests dating back 30 years. o'brien disputes the accusations but said he didn't want to be the focus of media attention in rome. the news came as the pope accepted a report into what is likely to be his successor's greatest burden -- an internal investigation into power struggles and c
ABC
Feb 26, 2013 4:30am EST
nomination of chuck hagel. last week it fell short of 60 votes. many gop lawmakers expect him to be contermed but with the handful of republican votes -- confirmed but with a happenedful of republican votes. >>> -- handful of republican votes. >>> this morning on good morning maryland jacoby jones will be there among the contestants named for the coming up season of dancing with the stars. this was the last time we saw him on the field returning the 108 yard kick bringing home the lombardi trophy and now he is going after the mirror balled trophy. >> michelle obama sat down with robin roberts to talk about the anniversary to fight causes for obesity. good morning america starts after good morning maryland on abc2 right after this show. dancing with the stars, i wonder who else is going to be on there. do you have a pick you want to see. >>i don't know. they have good ones. >> lynette is right here. >> gentleman could by guys. >> -- jacoby. >> i know. >> it's one of those days where you want to cuddle up. >> it is. and the big storeity kids coming home from school is going to be a ra
NBC
Feb 25, 2013 5:30pm PST
. >> reporter: also tomorrow, the senate is expected to consider chuck hagel's nomination for defense secretary once again. brian, this time the republican filibuster is expected to fail. hagel could be confirmed as early as this wednesday. >> peter alexander at the white house tonight. peter, thanks. >>> almost thankfully we at least get to talk about the weather, even though it is a massive blizzard churning its way across this country tonight. watches and warnings are up in several states, many already hard-hit. now facing what is shaping up to be another record-breaker in some parts. weather channel meteorologist mike seidel joins us from wichita, kansas tonight. hey, mike. good evening. >> hey, good evening, brian. all or parts of 20 states tonight into wednesday are under some type of winter weather warning or advisory. it stretches from texas to maine. meanwhile, this morning the plains got hit hard by howling wind and blinding snow. the storm hit hard in the predawn hours in the texas panhandle. >> oh, my god, dude. >> reporter: 2 to 3-inch per hour snowfall rates and hurrican
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. >>> the senate has given the green light to move forward with the nomination of chuck hagel for defense secretary. a 71-27 vote ended the gop filibuster. republicans had opposed hagel questioning his support for israel and suggesting he was too willing to compromise with iran. the senate could vote again later today to confirm hagel, who has the necessary votes for approval. >>> one thing congress can't agree on, automatic spending cuts set to kick in, in three days. the cuts would have wide reaching effects especially on the military. >> if we not to do have the resources to train and equip the force, our soldiers, our young men and women are the ones who will pay the price potentially with their lives. >> half of the $85 billion in cuts would come from defense. the rest would trickle down through government programs hitting education hard. as many as 40,000 public schoolteachers could lose their jobs. bay area schools are already facing budget uncertainty and tonight, the san francisco unified school district will vote to approve initial layoffs to more than 200 educators. >>>
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on the confirmation for chuck hagel to be the next defense secretary. he is expected to clear the 60- vote hurdle to end debate which means hagel's confirmation will move on to a final vote. and the senate finance committee is expected to approve jack lew to be the next treasury secretary. after that it goes to the full senate for its approval. >>> the man who helped educate the country about aids has died. former u.s. surgeon general c. everett koop passed away at his home in new hampshire. he was 96. dr. koop served under presidents ronald reagan and george h. w. bush. he is credited for helping to debunk the myths and misconceptions about aids. >>> our time is 4:50. here's an interesting perspective on the gun control debate. wusa9 found a town where every household is required by law to own a gun and the ammunition to use it. this morning andrea mccarren takes us to a community about 25 miles northwest of atlanta that put itself on the map in a most unusual way. >> we don't have shootouts. its a not a wild, wild west. >> reporter: sunrise over this town in georgia reveals a sleep
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on public television in america, and elsewhere around the globe. viewing injuns egypt -- viewing egypt's henchen sites from hot air balloon has long been a tourist attraction, but to date a tragedy. 19 people on board were killed near luxor. >> these are the final moments of a flight along the nile, captured by a passenger on another balloon, watching on in horror. than 20 were on board when it caught fire. the heat only driving the balloon higher into the sky. before it plummets to the ground. mohamed yousef had been the pilot of a different balloon and saw how the tragedy began. >> i saw a lot of fire. and i saw the pilot. then he jumped. he was on fire on his arms. the customer's job. >> ambulances were quickly at the scene. most of the passengers had already died. survived, but was badly injured. questions are being asked about whether his company could have done more to prevent the accident. >> this balloon three days ago, it was flying. not shiping, it did well. >> three tourists from the u.k. were among those shipped to the hospital. there was one other passengers who survived. one from scotland was visited by britain's ambassador to egypt. he is said to be in stable condition. but his wife, yvonne, who was accompanying him, was killed. neighbors at home reacted to the news. >> they were a really nice couple. >> there have been concerned about the safety on board these balloon rides in the past. they were suspended for a time in 2009 following a string of accidents. recent passengers have also expressed concerns. alex gibbons was on a balloon ride with the same company in 2011 when his balloon just missed the top of a high-rise motel and then crashed into the nile. >> we were lucky not to have been killed. it was a miracle that we were not killed. they were suspended for a time in 2009 following a string of accidents. recent passengers have also expressed concerns. alex gibbons was on a balloon ride with the same company in 2011 when his balloon just missed the top of a high-rise motel and then crashed into the nile. >> we were lucky not to have been killed. it was a miracle that we were not killed. >> balloon flights here are such a parker the way to see the spectacular injured sites of luxor. they have been grounded. to answer the questions of many of the family and friends of those who died. luxorpoke to the mayor of just a short time ago. >> we do know a lot more from eyewitnesses. mainly, from other balloons in the sky at the time. thats not far from here the 20 tourists to to the skies at dawn to take in the magnificent sight around the area. tragedy on the west bank of the river. we hear that there was a fire, possibly because of a leak from one of the fuel cylinders. and once there was a fire, it drove the balloon higher and higher into the sky. and then there was an explosion. that is when it plummeted to the ground. as for the 20 or so people that were in the balloon, there were only two survivors. one was the egyptian operator of the balloon and another is a british tourist. he is in hospital and is said to be in stable condition. that man's wife and all the rest were killed. we do not know as yet the exact causes. that is why there is an investigation in place. that is why all balloons have been grounded. >> we were watching those extraordinary pictures taken by a passenger in another balloon. these tourists came from all over the world. the egyptian tourism industry was already suffering because of the arab spring of people. >> absolutely. there were other operating that the that say trade is only 15% to 20% of what it was before the revolution. they were already having a tough time with hotel occupancy in luxor as well as cairo. this will certainly be a big blow. they have in the past had incidents like this. although, nowhere near as many deaths. in 2009, six people were injured when a hot air balloon crash. they said they had turned things around, but now people will not believe them. us from luxor.or thanks so much. >> financial markets responded badly today to the political vacuum in italy. there are still no results from the weekend's election. and whichever one is the winner, it is likely to be too weak to lead. the party that got the most votes refuses to take part to form a coalition government. correct emergency meetings were held at the italian prime minister's office -- >> the emergency meetings were held up the italian prime minister's office today after the election deadlock. there was right at the prospect of political instability. after a night of waiting, it became apparent that neither the center left nor the center- right could form a stable government. it was 24 hours after the polls closed that the leaders of the center-left, pier luigi pazzani -- bersani, came out to face a dramatic situation. the problem, he said, with the remedy we came up with for the financial crisis. it was based on just austerity and rigor, and had a deep impact on public opinion. as for berlusconi, he said italy cannot go on government and we have to reflect. but all calculations were complicated by the extraordinary success of the comedian who wants to tear up political -- the political system in italy. today, he was dismissive of the main parties. we are any time of epic change, he said, it is not about making alliances. that is over. papersprisingly, some declared a dirt -- italy ungovernable. i would say the system has fallen. another one must be moved up from the very bottom. and now we have to be shielded by somebody. >> on the streets, the mood is anxious. here is a financial consultant. >> surprise. i did not expect to be a situation that is ungovernable. >> i am convinced we will go back to the polls in a few months. >> an indication of the level of concern in europe about what is happening here is the fact that today, ministers from three european kind -- countries, spain, germany, and france, all called for stabilization here as quickly as possible. but the election results were read the rejection of the very austerity championed by brussels. and here is why the mood in italy is so angry, recession. some 640,000 jobs lost in the first nine months of last year. companies are hurting >> if we do not do something, these guys behind me will not have a job anymore. >> these are days of great uncertainty in italy, and the tremors are being felt across europe. bbc news, rome. >> as iran struggles with its uncertain future, here in the u.s., there is a dose of economic tug-of-war. right now, the two political parties are deadlocked over how cuts knowne spending as the sequester that will go into effect on friday. today, president obama was in newport news, va. stressing his case. here is the report. >> along virginia coastline, it seems almost everyone works for the military in one way or another and with a sense of dread about the future. all the ships come to this yard to be refitted and repaired. but the navy has worn them that the looming cuts mean work will be cancelled on 13 ships. three --ny has told 3500 workers they could be laid off. it is a story that could be repeated all over america. >> it could affect a lot of people. not just shipyard people. wohlschlegel down to everybody. the uniformed people -- it will trickle down to everybody. the uniformed people. the diners down the street. it could put this country in the worst depression since the '20s. >> it takes a lot to>> it couldf scare the military, but they seem rattled by the proposed cuts. congress designed these cuts to be so brittle that they themselves would be forced to do a deal, but it has not worked. america is on the brink of crisis once again. >> these cuts are not smart, not .air they are a self-inflicted wound that does not have to happen. >> it all learned condemned -- galt earned contempt from republicans back in washington. >>. is going downdent to newport news in order to use our military men and women as a prop in yet another campaign rally to support his tax rates. the american people know the hesident gets more money, will just spend it. is going downginia, to newport their battle ships will be cut, too. some people like mary williams will no longer get hot dinners delivered. >> i would not know what to do. they are cutting everything for the people who do not have when everybody's got plenty and they don't want to give up on anything. it is like they're fighting with each other. there is too much fighting going on. their battle ships will be cut, too. some people like mary williams will no longer get hot dinners delivered. somebody has to pull the plug. >> whether it is miss mary or the workers of the shipyard, the very threat of cuts has caused intense worry. >> if they do not decide by friday, work will not suddenly stop here or anywhere else. the cuts will be gradual. but in one way or another, that damage will have already been done to economic confidence and to people's lives and opinions of politicians. >> let's see if it works. just a short time ago, the u.s. senate confirmed chuck hagel as the next secretary of defense, ending weeks of delay. his nomination bitterly split the senate with republican lawmakers say in their former colleague was too critical of israel and to compromising on iran. the world's major powers have offered the world some relief from crippled -- crippling economic sanctions. if it scales back on its nuclear program, tonight, talks in context don over to ron have not helped in that endeavor. stressed diplomacy can still resolve this nuclear standoff. can it? dennis is with us. really takings place because the alternative is worse? think there is an advantage to having diplomacy solved it, if in fact, it can solve it. resolutions byle the iaea, asking them -- not asking, but mandating that they stop. they are not stopping. and the world has put a lot of pressure on the iranians, clearly, through increasing the economic pressures that do have an impact there, but they have not had an effect on iran's behavior on its nuclear program yet. is there a diplomatic way out? oneapproach on the 5 plus was to say, we are prepared to offer you a diplomatic way out. he did not take it, the pressure will go up. and some of the members of p-5 plus one will be looking at military pressure, not just economic. inflation was up 30% for iran. and yet, you say it does not change its tune. it is not backing down on its nuclear program. is there something that the west can do, say, offer iran that would change the equation? >> there are two dimensions. one dimension is that there's not a set of inducements that will suddenly convinced the iranians to give up their pursuit of nuclear weapons capability. there's nothing that anyone can offer that is worth as much to them as that. for offensive regions -- reasons as much as being able to dominate the region. they want to have this capability. and you will not induce them to give it up. the question is, whether through a combination of pressures and through leaving the door open you can get them to agree to an outcome. the critical question is whether the step-by-step approach, which is being adopted in these talks, which is not an end game proposal that says, look, we're prepared to say to you, here's what we will except when it comes to civil power and here is how we will fight and here's how we will be restricted. that not approaching it way. p-5 plus one is probably -- is still saying that is probably too large to achieve with them. let's see if we can get them to reciprocate with something. that approach has not worked yet. there's some question as to whether it can. >> you are not in the state department anymore. you can speak freely. will that work? >> i do not think it will. at some point, you have to move away from the step-by-step approach to something that's said to my years at the end of the day what you can get in terms of civil nuclear power. here's what you get in terms of sanctions. but you need to understand that the civil nuclear power will be constrained in a way that does not allow nuclear weapons capability. until we get to that place, i do not know whether we know diplomacy can succeed. >> the book of mormon is now playing in london. it was a hit on broadway, but what will they make of it across the atlantic? today, it was revealed that pope benedict will retain his honorific title of his holiness nd be known as pope emeritus after he advocates. -- abdicates. when global events this really is, the resignation of a pope. it has not happened for 600 years. the whole place is swarming with foreign tv crews. theally, the audience of pope is a relatively low-key affair. but interest in attending wednesday's event was so great that they had to move it. there are thousands of shares already laid out. 35,000 people have already booked tickets to attend. and that number is expected to grow. intense interest not only around the world, but here in rome as well. because the pope is also the bishops in rome. i'm standing at the moment on the territory of the italian republic. this ground is italy. on the other side of this fence, it is the independent state of the vatican city. we are not allowed to take our cameras. you get a sense of the separations that are already under way. the following day will be his last day in office. he will have a private meeting with the cardinals that have already arrived in rome. later that day at 5:00 p.m. local time, the pope will board a helicopter and go to his summer residence about 15 miles from here. at about 8:00 p.m. local time, he will cease to be pulte. pe. po it will create a vacancy that normally occurs on the death of a pulp. then the replacement for pope benedict xvi will begin in earnest. >> these days, businesses going bust is hardly a deadline. of burke ofdline traders in afghanistan to increasing demand of driving them to diversify or closed shop altogether. centuries, the burqa has been the emblem of afghanistan. but nowadays in kabul, it is not quite the same. wholesalers stilt supplied to other regions of the country with their own -- still supplied to other regions of the country with their own unique shape. the burqa business is taking a bit of dundalk, falling in demand here in kabul at least. -- is taking a bit of a knock, falling in demand here in kabul at least. some perpetrators are going bust. some gurkha traders are now going bust. the extra six months ago he was selling for cause. burqas.ing >> people have more freedom and more choice. women are no longer forced to wear them. it has affected my business. >> even the woman who has been stitching these says it has affected her modesty in other ways. >> when i first went out without a burqa, i thought everyone was staring at me. but i used to it. on the few occasions i do where it now, i feel like i cannot read. i feel like i will suffocate. >> but for some, old habits die hard. for the past 60 years, this woman has remained covered up. it is a tradition, she says, she will not hold. she likes the anonymity it gives her. when i asked her whether her daughter's will wear it, too, her answer is no. the burqa is being reclaimed by female street artists like this one. will portrayed as a submission of strength, not submission. as for her, it is not the garment that is holding women back, but the thinking behind it. >> freedom is to have peace. if i change the shape of a burqa, it is looking more strong. women can do anything like men. >> there is>> freedom is to hav. a shortage of strong-willed women in afghanistan. despite the challenge to the burk got in trouble, it is an enduring symbol of the tension between tradition and change. hit, which broadway is said to have repeated success across the atlantic. the book of mormon has already won nine tony awards. and it is for the first time being performed outside the u.s. in london's west end. already the hottest ticket on broadway, the book of mormon has now opened in london's west end. 8 million pounds already spent on advanced ticket sales is a sign of its future success. you can expect this theatrical mission from america to be around for a long time. the show is a creation of mats down and trade parker, the team behind the irreverent comedy "south park. ." "south park >> why the book of mormon? >> they make for good stereotypical characters. they walk around like he come out ready to burst into characters at any moment. but they're nice and easy targets. there is something not as brave about that as going after another subject. one is that there is an implication that it makes about islam, muslim, catholics, anybody else. but also, it is just not what we want them to do. >> mormons in the uk team -- seem to be taking a positive approach to the article. in fact, they have placed three full-page advertisements in the show's program. >> our only hope is that people will not be basing their interest on a piece of entertainment. if they want to learn more, then they will come to speak to us. satiricalnown for its humor. having seen the show, i suspect that part of its success is down for its rather conservative nature. strip away all of the vulgarities and what you're left with is a feel-good monnat -- a feel-good musical with catchy show tunes. shows survive an atlantic crossing. but judging by the audience's reaction of last night's opening performance, the book of mormon has arrived to a full house. >> and he is right, whether in london or new york, is a very catchy musical. the book of mormon britney nichelle to a close, kathy kaye. thanks for watching. see you tomorrow. >> funding of this presentation is made possible by the fremont foundation of new york, stowe, vt., and honolulu, newman's own foundation, fidelity investments, union bank, and zte. ♪ >> bringing you closer youzte. personal economy is made up of the things that matter most, including your career. as those things change, fidelity it can help readjust your retirement plan, how you refocus as your career moves forward. wherever you are today, the fidelity -- fidelity has a wide range of choices that and if your personally economy. investments, a turn here. >> bbc world news was presented by
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tunnel and 695 is in great shape just 11 minutes on the east side. on the outer loop from 95 up to 83 and over on the west side conditions will remain nice and clear. it's going to take 9 minutes to travel the outer loop from 795 down to 95. and that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic now over to you. >>> we have heard it baltimore city schools are in bad shape. parents, teachers and advocates wanted to get the message out and they were heard. thousands of people rallied in annapolis and sherrie johnson is here with more on their message. what do they say. >> reporter: that's right. thousands of people turned out it was like it was a super bowl rally. they turned out in annapolis in support of rebidding baltimore's city schools. the rally was in support of a block grant bill a 2.4 million dollar plan to renovate and rebuild about half of the school buildings including a construction authority that would oversee plan and financing and construction of school projects. supporters say the bill is need because the currencies tem for financing renovation will not catch up to the needs of the schools. teachers students and parents all gathered at that rally described bad conditions at city schools including broken windows and hot classrooms and inadequate computer labs. they called upon law makers to provide the resources to rebuild the state's oldest school buildings. . >> the legislation would allow us to take existing state fund and leverage those funds to affect wide scale renovation. >> reporter: that rally was sponsored by baltimore education coalition the mayor and city school chief urged them to pass the bill. it comes for a hearing on march 5th. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> merrill is the most dangerous state for teachers according to the most recent data compiled -- maryland is the most dangerous state for teachers according to most recent data compiled. abc2 news investigators looked deeper into the issue to find out what's going on in your child's classroom. teachers bullied in their rooms. tonight at 11 we will hear from one victim beaten so badly it's tough for him to stand up in front of a class. we will hear from a school district promising changes. >>> the student who brought a gun to school on the first day of perry hall high will spend next 35 years in jail. robert gladden was sentenced for the shooting and begins the sentence in jessup. prosecutors released a tape of a 50 minute interview with gladden after the shooting. he told police he asked two friends to leave the cafeteria and the 15-year-old said he had been having suicidal thoughts for the past 6 years. >> i wanted to kill myself because i don't like people and i don't -- i don't -- you are just going to die and there's nothing after that i think. so, what's the point? >> before sentencing he read a ledier to the -- letter to the family apologizing for his attack and borwy's mother says she hopes he meant it and she calls perry hall every day to make sure her son is og. >>> gun control came into the spotlight after the sandy hook shooting and one suggestion was to arm teachers. most teachers are not comfortable with the suggestion. 3 in 4 say they would be unlikely to bring a firearm into the school if allowed to do so. even among those who say they own a gun only about 1 in 3 would be likely to bring it to their school. the survey conducted by the school improvement network will be released tomorrow. >>> after the school tragedy in newtown connecticut donations toys, gifts from all around the world poured into the town. and now more than 2 months after the deadly shooting, families had the chance to take home those tokens of support. more than 60,000 teddy bears were sent there all in an effort to comfort the people in that town. they had so many donations that the mayor actually had to stop people and ask them to stop sending them to newtown and make donations to their charities. >> it's pretty special that everyone gave us stuff -- gave this stuff to us. just like for us to be happy. >> i think it's cool a lot of people donated the stuff for us. and for us to be happy and try to get over it. >> the familys affected by the tragedy had the first pick of the donations some of the large are items like bikes and rollerblades were auctioned off. the remaining gifts will be donated to area charities. >>> today marks the sad anniversary for two families and supporters across the country. it was february 26th when 17- year-old trayvon martin watts shot and killed after fighting with a citizen watchman in a florida neighborhood. george zimmerman said he shot him in self-defense going onto claim the teen punched him andslammed his head against the ground. he was arrested and charged with second degree murder and the young man's parents say they continue to work every day to preserve their son's memory. >> candlelight ceremony here in new york and we have done something in miami. we have done a peace walk to let teens know that they have a right to walk in peace. >> after a lengthy court battle disirmman was released on bail and that trial is -- zimmerman was released on bail and that trial is set to begin june 10th. >>> he worked with p-diddy and rihanna and drake putting out hit sock and -- song and now he is coming to perform at the preakness. we will tell you who is coming and who he is bringing with him. plus the picket vendors tack on to the -- ticket vendors tack on to the ticket prices could be coming back. we have details straight ahead. 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[ male announcer ] love chex? connect with us on facebook. >>> the headline for the preakness show has been announced. >> you probably heard your kids listening to his songs including i know you want me and don't stop the party. we are talking about rapper pit bull is going to join rapper mcelmore thrift shop you know his latest song? >> no. >> i don't either get the tickets at a reduced price at 40 after what they go up 50 bucks from may 11th and 60 the week before the preakness and this is one of the situations where it's better to plan ahead. mark your calendars because the preakness is on may 18th. >> doesn't pit bull do dr. pepper commercials. >>i don't know. i am the most uncool person you know. >> sad what you are dealing with this morning. >>> new video out of louisiana this is not snow falling from the sky but hail. there are reports -- were reports of hail the size of peas to golf ball size. it lasted 20 minutes and changed to rain and if you have any experience with hail storms, 20 minutes is is a long time and can be a precurseor to things like high winds straight line wind and lynette even the threat of tornadoes. hail is is a sign for bad things to come. >> you are right. and you know you are talking about that in louisiana. and that was yesterdaych the severe weather threat is shifted to the east. we are looking at heavy rain in georgia. so if you are going to be traveling in that direction today you might want to hold off. and even around our area we are going to see the wet weather this heavy rain on the move as we go more into the afternoon. this will overspread the area by the evening. talking about heavy rain. but right now, we are dry. we are dealing with plenty of cloud cover this morning. so as you step out and about this morning, temperature wise, it's what you can expect. 32 when you wake up around 7 this morning. and lunchtime at 42 degrees. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook goodmorning. >> reporter: good morning. no rain yet and no delays on 95 -- 95. it's nice and clear from columbia all the way to downtown baltimore. 695 will be delay free. all the way around and if you are traveling on 83, as we check in and take a live look here in hunt valley at shawan road everything is moving along. be aware bridgework will intensify later today at middletown road. one lane will be shut down in both directions from 9 to 3 in the afternoon. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic now over to you. >>> yahoo's boss is making policy changes for the company. >> one of the changes is not sitting well with some of the employees. why the latest memo reads go to the office or quit. >> reporter: the usns comfort has been part of the baltimore for the past 25 years and this morning it says bye. where it's headed and where it will call the new home. ♪ [ female announcer ] at yoplait, we want you to feel even better about your favorite flavors. so when you call, tweet, and post, we listen. that's why yoplait light and yoplait original are now made with no high fructose corn syrup. and why we use only natural colors and natural flavors in yoplait original. but you'll keep it to yogurt, right? 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Ñ[= denny's everyday value slam egis four dollars every day. wait, is that right? eggs, bacon, pancakes. yeah. that's right. the four dollar everyday value slam. only four dollars every day. only at denny's. >>> 5:44. thanks for joining us. she can provide the same services as any general hospital in the country. the only difference is she floats on the water. the usns comfort provide medical and surgical care for the navy and linda so is live in canton to talk about the comfort's latest mission at sea. linda. >> reporter: things are getting underway right now crew members are arriving and making sure the ship is ready to deploy on its humanitarian relief trip that is heading to 8 countries for the next five months but the biggest story this morning is that when the comfort leaves, baltimore this morning, it will not be coming back. that's because it has a new home in norfolk and to tell us moo jessica alexander thanks -- more jessica alexander thanks very much. >> good morning. >> reporter: we are are used to seeing the ship docked but when it leaves it's not coming back. >> that's correct. and i want to thank the city of baltimore for being a great host to the navy's -- one of the navy's hospital ship for the past 25 years. it's getting ready to leave and it will head out to three days for a sea trial period before it heads to norfolk, virginia, the new labor not home port but it's the naval station norfolk. >> reporter: and why is it heading to norfolk? because it's been such a big part of us here in baltimore for a long time. we are used to seeing this ship docked in canton. i understand it makes it easier to respond to places in need more quickly? >> sure. well it puts the ship closer to the ocean. and also closer to the region that it tends to respond. especially in the humanitarian aspect. it puts it closer to the south america central america operating area. it also is the closest locationto where the hospital personnel are. they are in norfolk where the naval hospital is medical personnel are kind of home ported out of. >> reporter: tell us about the upcoming trip. you will leave for five months right? >> it's from april to august and it's called continuing promise 2013 and 8 nations down in central and south america and the caribbean. it's a humane tearian mission and kind of threefold missionlife changing surgical procedures and treating patients ashore in the 8 nation and the -- nations anded medical exchange and collaboration between the medical personnel so the opportunity to partner with the host nations and do that one-on- one training, and knowledge sharing. >> reporter: thanks so much. again, the comfort when it sets sales and leaves this morning, at around 7, it's the final time that this ship will be leaving from baltimore when it comes back from that human tearian relief mission, the home will be in norfolk, virginia. people on the ship has provide so much help to those who needed it and it will be sad to see it say bye to the ship. but again, it will be leaving here in baltimore at 7:00 for the final time. live in canton, linda so, abc2 news. >> thanks. >>> nothing is more annoying than paying for a ticket to a concert and having tons of fees tacked on to the price which is why baltimore put an antiscalping ordinance in place saying third parties like ticket master couldn't sell tickets formore than 50 cents above face value now the city council is proposing to revise the law to allow ticket master to charge the user fees. according to publish reports there are concerns ticket vendors may refuse to do events in baltimore. >>> don't bother firing up a heater when you go to camden yards or m and t bank stadium. they are banning smoking of any kind. the o's and ravens are expected to allow designated spaces within the confine to smokers. >>> five things to know on this tuesday morning. a confirmation hearing for today for secretary of defense nominee chuck hagel. republican senators block the first nomination vote with a filibuster. >>> secretary of state john kerry continues the tour of europe and the middle east and will meet the syrian opposition leaders and russian and foreign minister in berlin. >> the first witness to take the stand in the bp oil trial happens. lawyers representing thousands of gulf businesses and people say that bp put profits over safety. that trial could result in the largest civil fine of more than 17 billion dollars. >>> a private funeral for mindy mccready who took her life leaving behind two young sons. her funeral will be in fort myers florida. >>> for weeks he has been pushing the white house administration's proposal tree dues gun violence. today -- reduce gun violence today joe biden will make remarks on the first meeting of attorneys general. >>> investors are hoping for a better day than yesterday. the dow and the s&p 500 saw the biggest one-day decline of the year so far. after opening on a high the dow jones tanked 216 points and s&p dropped almost 28. overall traders say political uncertainty in italy was the main trigger for the bad day but add tox have been vulnerable to pullbacks after a make run up to all time highs earlier this month. >>> nice to have a job perk with flexibility and you can stay at home and work but yahoo is changing the rules for employees. an internal memo has been leaked to the media stating that all yahoo employees who work at home remotely full-time will have to start showing up to the office by june. it says the move is to increase communication and collaboration. and if you don't like the new rule, yahoo suggest quit. >>> you know wouldn't it be great to do the forecast from home? >> in your pajamas kicking on the couch. >> i never thought about that. that would be neat. >> we should try it some morning and see how it goes. >> let's talk temps because we are talking about cold temperatures at 28 in darlington. we have the dew point at 28 same as the temperatures. so you know what that means. we have patchy fog in some spots. and ellicott city is cold coming in at freezing degree mark. 32 degrees. and in pylesville the temperature at 27. so make sure to bundle up as you head out and about. let's switch back to graphics and i will show you what's going on as we look at this system finally it's going to be working et cetera way in here slowly. we have been talking about the system for a while and what we will get is maybe to start outsleet mixing with rain but everything switches to rain especially in the afternoon. be prepared for that and take the rain gear with you as you head out and about. and i am not just talking about sprinkles or light rain. we will get moderate to heavy rain at times today. abc2 most accurate future trend goes into motion and look at the time frame on this. so i am thinking around 1:00 it starts to edge in here. but by around 3:00 yes, it will be overspread and in the viewing area. and 8:00 tonight we are looking at reds and oranges and that's the heavy rain we are talking about. we are talking about the potential for about 2 inches of rain and you can see on the future rainfall. temperatures for today coming in at 45 degrees. but with all that rain and cloud cover out there, that might be held down a little bit. also very breezy conditions for today. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. >> reporter: good morning. the rain will make for a hectic commute into the afternoon and evening. no delays right now on 95. it's nice and clear here in harford county at route 543. and it will continue that way making the push from white marsh to downtown baltimore. looking live at 695, here in parkville at harford road, everything moving right along. no problems on the inner loop down to 95. and that outer loop looking at a normal drive time of 11 minutes to travel from 95 all the way up to 83. the west side of the beltway is in great shape and it's just going to take you 7 minutes to travel the outer loop from 795 down to 70. and for those of you using 795, no delays for maryland 10 to the beltway. that takes 10 minutes. that's the commute. now over to you. >>> most us take for granted the fact we know what it's like to play shovel and drive through snow. >> but for florida -- for a florida girl she never had the chance to see and feel snow in person until a charity stepped forward to make a wish come true. details ahead. i have never encountered such a burning sensation... until i had the shingles. it was like a red rash. like somebody had set a bag of hot charcoal on my neck. i had no idea it came from chickenpox. it's something you never want to encounter. for more of the inside story, visit shinglesinfo.com >>> taping for joining thus morning. by -- thanks for joining us this morning. by the end of february we look forward to a warmup. >> but for a florida girl cold is something show never experienced. she wanted to build a snowman and the make a wish foundation granted her her wesh by flying her family to maine -- wish by flying her family to maine. she is cancer that's in remission and the family knows the trip is one she will treasure. >> it can come back but we have to be ready and we pray every day that god never will take her. >> the farm where they viseded -- visited planned a full day of activities and they had a hot chocolate party. >> and look how much fun she is having in the snow. >>> time is rung out for congress to avert the spending cuts and strike a dale deal. >> we have been outlining how it could affect your day and now how it could affect those who fly for business or pleasure. >> heart disease is the number one killer among men and women. and now doctors believe they have found a way to give us a new heart ewing our feater. -- using our own fast. -- fat. we will explain this coming up. hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? 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>>> blizzard blast. a deadly winter storm piles on the central plains. more than a foot of snow falls in some areas, and wintry weather makes its move toward the east. >>> fiscal fight. time is running out for leaders in washington to avoid steep budget cuts that could have a dire effect on the nation's economy. >>> and defensive diet. a new study shows one diet in particular can help protect you from the leading cause of death particular can help protect you from the leading cause of death for all americans. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. this morning, a powerful snowstorm is moving from the plains into the great lakes. blizzard warnings are posted in oklahoma, kansas, and parts of arkansas, and at least two deaths are blamed on this ferocious weather. in the texas panhandle, the storm unleashed hurricane-force winds and whiteout conditions. in amarillo, 19 inches of snow fell, dozens were stranded, and thousands lost power. >>> this morning the brunt of the storm is moving through kansas. up to 24 inches of snow is expected in parts of the state. it will fall on what's left of last week's record snowfall. many kansas school districts have already called off classes for today. >>> for much of the day, all the highways in the oklahoma panhandle were closed by the highway patrol. a state of emergency has been declared for at least 60 oklahoma counties. >> this particular snow is forecasted to be a wet, heavy snow which means roadways will get packed fairly quickly. it will cause travel issues. it will be a lot harder for the snowplows and road graders to remove it from the roadway. >> new mexico and colorado were the first areas to get hit by this latest storm. a freeway east of albuquerque was a sheet of ice. and even where the weather was clear, the storm caused a backup. cbs news weather consultant david bernard is following the storm. >> the big plains blizzard will continue to dump very heavy snow throughout the region throughout the day today. in fact, this is how much more we're expecting, and the bull's eye is going to be over missouri where as much as a foot of snow could fall. some areas could locally see up to two feet of snow in a few spots. as the storm heads toward chicago, it begins to weaken. we could still see three six inches of snow even across northern portions of illinois. severe weather today is going to be confined to the southeast from the north and south carolina coastlines through northern and central portions of florida. but drying out behind that. new orleans today, 60 degrees. that will be a big improvement. rain is going spread into the northeast from the southwest. pittsburgh, d.c., philadelphia will have rain by the afternoon, including cleveland. to the west, that's where the core of the winter storm will be. heavy snow kansas city, maybe even into portions of st. louis, and again snow spreading into chicago throughout the day. i'm david bernard for cbs news, miami. >>> this morning at least 19 tourists were killed when a hot air balloon crashed near luxor, egypt. egyptian officials say the balloon crashed into a sugar cane field following a midair fire and explosion. one passenger and the pilot reportedly survived. most of the tourists were from asia. four were from the united kingdom. >>> three days to go until the dramatic across-the-board budget cuts kick in. no negotiations between the administration and congressional republicans are planned, but senators john kerry and lindsay graham say they have been invited to the white house today. a pew research poll over the weekend found 62% of those surveyed believe the budget cuts would have a negative impact on the economy. congressional republicans are shouldering most of the blame while nearly 1/3 of those polled are pointing the finger at president obama. >>> susan mcginnis is in washington as the clock ticks away. susan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. that meeting between the president and two republican senators is supposed to focus only immigration, but it's pretty likely that the budget cuts will be part of that discussion. first, the president is going to make a quick jump out of town to a place he says will suffer greatly if these budget cuts happen. president obama heads to a virginia shipbuilding town today. newport news, virginia, is home to many navy and defense contractors. families could face layoffs in automatic budget cuts kick in this friday. >> and leave a lot of folks who are already pretty thinly stretched scrambling to figure out what to do. >> reporter: republicans in congress are criticizing the president, saying he should stay in washington. >> stop campaigning and come back to the table and work with us. >> reporter: the main sticking point between the white house and congressional republicans, taxes. republicans say they'd raise taxes in the fiscal cliff deal in january. >> mr. president, you got your tax increase. it's time to cut spending here in washington. >> reporter: there seems to be a willingness on the part of some republicans to let the cuts happen, figuring since they're phased in over several months the impact won't be as severe as the presidenting ings isuggests. the president said at a meeting monday that budget cuts are already being felt. >> companies are preparing layoff notices. families are preparing to cut back on expenses. >> reporter: some republican governors aren't buying it. >> i think it is possible to cut less than 3% of the federal budget without causing devastating consequences. >> reporter: they say the president is using scare tactics. one republican, senator graham of south carolina, said he is open to raising tax revenue if the president is open to overhauling the big entitlement programs. but most republicans here on capitol hill, anne-marie, say they are done raising taxes. >> susan mcginnis in washington. thank you. >>> on tonight's cbs evening news, scott pelly will talk to john boehner it the sequestration and its implications. >>> today the senate will vote on whether to move ahead with the nomination of chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. even if hagel gets enough votes to move forward, it's unclear if his former republican colleagues will allow an immediate confirmation vote. >>> pope benedict officially steps down on thursday. cardinals are gathering in rome to choose his successor. in one of his last acts, though, as pope, benedict changed the rules of the conclave to allow it to get started as soon as they arrive. >> reporter: the pope seems increasingly at peace as he said his last good-byes. he leaves behind a vatican beset by troubles for the next pope and for those who will choose him. britain's most senior cleric, keith o'brien, officially resigned and then took the unprecedented step of opting out of the conclave after he was accused of inappropriate contact with three priests dating back 30 years. o'brien disputes the accusations but said he didn't want to be the focus of media attention in rome. the news came as the pope accepted a report into what is likely to be his successor's greatest burden -- an internal investigation into power struggles and corruption within the vatican hire arcingy. the pope ordered the investigation after his butler was found to have stolen papers off his desk. author of "the vatican diaries: an inside look at the church" -- >> it all forms part of the burden, i think, that was placed on pope benedict. it went into his decision to resign. it will go into decisions of choosing his successor. absolutely, i think the cardinals are going to want someone who is strong enough so that he won't be victimized by all the malfeasance going on around him inside the vatican walls. >> reporter: benedict ordered that the report be kept secret and shown only to his successor. bishop robert malino of madison, wisconsin, said the church needs an effective manager. >> we need someone with very strong gifts for doctrine, very strong gifts for spirituality and holy not, and very strong gifts for governance and administration right now. i don't think there would be any disagreement among catholics about that at the moment. >> reporter: finding someone who fits all those criteria as well as being able to get the church's message out to the flock will require the kind of divine inspiration cardinals say accompanies them into the conclave. alan pizzey, vatican city. >>> coming up, the benefits of the mediterranean diet. >>> plus, don't look for meatballs on the menu. ahead in "money watch," why ikea is under fire for its signature dish. 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[ female announcer ] charmin ultra soft is so soft you'll have to remind your family they can use less. ♪ charmin ultra soft is made with extra cushions that are soft and more absorbent. plus you can use four times less. hope you saved some for me. mhmm! you and the kids. we all go. why not enjoy the go with charmin ultra soft. >>> here's a look at today's forecast in some cities. in washington, atlanta, or st. louis, pack your umbrella. rain in all three cities. high of 40 in st. louis. denver, snow showers, 32. seattle, mostly cloudy, 48 degrees there. >>> heart disease is the leading cause of deaths for both men and women, killing about 600,000 people in the u.s. every year. now a new study says changing over to a mediterranean diet could reduce that risk. as we report, this way of better health includes wine. >> reporter: the study compared the mediterranean diet to a low-fat diet among nearly 7,500 patients at high risk for heart disease. after five years, those on the mediterranean diet had 30% less heart attacks, strokes, or deaths from heart disease. dr. tara narulo is a cardiologist at lenox hill support. >> the study is significant because diet is one of the most underestimated and easy ways to change your cardiovascular risk profile. >> reporter: the mediterranean diet includes extra virgin olive oil, nuts, fresh fruits, vegetables, beans, fish, and poultry. it allows for seven or more glasses of wine a week. the low-fat diet also encourages fruit and vegetables and avoiding red meat but dirges all vegetable oils including olive oil and nuts. >> you can have lower cholesterol levels, improve the way that your body handles cholesterol levels, improve the way that you handle blood sugar. improve the health of the way the blood vessels function and potentially prevent clotting within those blood vessels. >> reporter: geraldine has a family history of high cholesterol. last year she got a scare. >> i went to the doctor with a cholesterol of 335 which is outrageous. >> reporter: she began taking a cholesterol-lowering drug called crestor and is following a mediterraneanyon diet. >> it was up to me, my physician could do so much, but i needed to do the rest. >> reporter: the findings were so dramatic that researchers stopped the study after five years. it would have been unethical to withhold the results any longer. cbs news, new york. >>> now to incredible technology you have to see to believe. researchers at cornell university have found a way to create replacement ears with a 3d printer that uses living ink. >> that gel that we're printing out of the printer and using in the mold actually contains living cells. so what's coming out of the printer is alive at the time we print with it. >> cartilage grows around the collagen, ultimately replacing it after three months. researchers hope to use the technology to grow customized ears for children born with a condition where the external ear fails to grow fully. >>> the former u.s. surgeon general, c. everett koop, has died. he was surgeon general from 1981 to 1989 and was one of the most recognizable figures of the reagan era. despite being an evangelical christian, he endorsed condoms and sex education to stop the spread of aids. he also carried out a crusade to end smoking in the u.s. c. everett koop died monday in hanover, new hampshire. he was 96 years old. >>> coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," best-selling author bishop t.d. jakes. >>> i'm anne-marie green, this is the "cbs morning news." "my son made me this coffee," "you should try it, it's delicious." ♪ [ male announcer ] every time you say no to a cigarette you celebrate a little win. nicorette gum helps calm your cravings and makes you less irritable. quit one cigarette at a time. i don't know. i can ask. c'est un fruit ou un legume? it's a fish. >>> good morning. welcome to wusa9. today is tuesday, february 26. i'm andrea roane. >>> i'm mike hydeck. you ever start your day and spill stuff all over yourself? >> no. >> good to see you this morning. good morning. monika, how are you? >> can you relate, howard? >> i think we can all relate but right now we're laughing at mike. weather wise we're going to have an interesting day. this morning is going to be quiet but boy, things are going to change in a bad way this afternoon. we've got rain. could be heavy at times so the afternoon commute is not going to be a pretty one. out west in the mountains we have a threat for some wintry weather, especially above a thousand feet. let's start with your day planner on this messy mike's titus morning with temperatures climbing into the mid-40s for highs. the rain developing here. some showers by noon but it's going to be the afternoon. by 1:00, 2:00 i think it's going to be raining just about everywhere and a wind driven rain at that as the winds pick up out of the east, northeast, 20 miles an hour by 8:00. we'll have gusts this afternoon in the 25, 30 mile an hour range. with temps in the 40s and rain, it is going to be raw. big storm producing heavy snow coming out of kansas into missouri and western illinois. the rain is moving in our direction. cold enough in our mountain itself where we're going to have -- mountains where we're going to have some problems. west of the blue ridge, this is mainly above a thu feet. we're -- thousand feet. we're talking sleet and freezing rain. there will be enough no garrett county, the white ones, we have snow, sleet, and even an ice warning for parts of west virginia. we have a flood watch from 3:00 to midnight, 1 to 2 inches of rain will be possible before the day is out. your temperatures this morning they're chilly running in the mid-20s to low 30s but we'll get to the 40s later o. let's go to monika samtani this tuesday morning. beltway users, listen up. we have problems. >>> in prince george's county a messy situation since 11:00 last night on the inner loop. that's southbound 495, 95 just after the bw parkway in new carrollton. a double tractor-trailer on its side. let's take a look now at the activity there where only the two left lanes still getting by. i know that they're telling us that hopefully by 5:00 they'll have everything pushed off to the sowlder although the accident activity will remain. watch out for this accident involving a double tractor- trailer on its side. andrea roane will have more details in just a couple of minutes. here's what it looks like on the beltway at new hampshire avenue. this looks fine so as you head southbound past new hampshire avenue, that's you where want to scoot over to the left to get around it in prince george's county. a last live look in virginia on the northbound side of i-95 things are looking great. no issues in springfield heading up to the beltway. back to you. >> thank you, monika. >>> there are just three days now left until automatic across- the-board budget cults kick in. >> economists say it's going to hurt the economy. no official negotiations are planned between the democrats and the republicans. >> susan mcginnis is looking at why the two sides appear to be at an impasse. >> reporter: president obama heads to a virginia shipbuilding town today. newport news, virginia is home to many navy and defense contractors. families there could face layoffs if automatic budget cuts kick in this friday. >> it will leave a lot of folks who are already pretty thinly stretched scrambling to figure out what to do. >> reporter: republicans in congress are criticizing the president saying he should stay in washington. >> stop campaigning and come back to the table and work with us. >> reporter: the main sticking point with the white house and congressional republicans? taxes. the. wants to close tax loopholes along with spending cuts. republicans say they raised taxes in the fiscal cliff deal in january. >> mr. president, you got your tax increase. it's time to cut spending here in washington. >> reporter: there seems to be a willingness on the part of some republicans to let the cuts happen figuring since they're phased in over several months, the impact won't be as severe as the president subjects. the president
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will probably stay about steady or go up a little bit overnight. the flood watch has been canceled. rolling through southern maryland, as we go through the evening commute. the heaviest rain in yellow and orange. on the east side of 95, pushing through the bay and more heavy rain down to the south. but we are not out of the woods in terms of the heaviest rain. we have a wet commute going up 270, going out 52 and going down 95. wet roads tonight. so, mostly cloudy, breezy, and chilly. rain goes to showers around midnight. lows 38 to 44. winds will become southwest at 10 to 15. we'll come back. you might be surprised what lies in the wake of this storm. >> right now, we have breaking news from capitol hill where a majority of the u.s. senate has voted to confirm chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. the standoff over one of president obama's most contention nominations came to an end when senators put the nomination up for a full vote. republicans held up the vote in part because of their demands for more answers related to the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. he will replace leon panetta. >> you heard about the debate over cell phones and whether they could cause cancer. you probably haven't heard about the steps a growing number of people that are worried about it are taking right now. kristin fisher is going to take us to a remote town in west virginia to meet some of those wireless refugees. >> eventually, seeing people using cellular phones may seem as common place as someone checking time on a watch. >> when cell phones first hit the u.s. market in the mid 80s, there were a few thousand subscribers. today, there are more cell phones than there are people. 322million. on top of that, 20 million americans now use wireless enabled laptops, tablets, modems, and that number jumped 50% in just two years. the invisible radiation that these wireless devices emit are all around us and most of us can't get enough. a growing number of people are moving to west virginia to get away from it. >> to come to green bank, it's leaving the shopping malls, the theaters, the cultural events, here, i don't have my family or friends, but at least i have hope and a future. >> dianne is a wifi refugee. there are 30 of them living in greene bank and three agreed to meet with me at dianne's home. >> i was a police officer. >> i'm a professional pianist and singer. >> they lost everything because they believe they have a condition called, electromagnetic hypersensitivity, or ehs. think of it as an allergic reaction to wireless technology. >> it's horrible. when something is emitting and your body is having reaction, i felt like i have some kind of radiation suit on and my muscles were all getting bound up. >> feel like needles all over my face and head, dizzy, violently ill to my stomach. i feel poisoned. >> more recently, i found that the cancer has come back. and i know if i'm going to survive this, i really need to go somewhere where i can be safe. so that's the main reason i am here. >> here, wireless technology is strictly outlawed because of the green bank telescope. it is protected from any interference by the only radio quiet zone in the country. no cell phone towers, no microwaves, radio, dead zone. >> it's not perfect here, but it's the only place in the world i know that is protected where people live. >> now before you write these people off, consider this. the electromagnetic spectrum, everything on this side of the spectrum power lines, radio and television, it's harmless. everything on this side, x- rays, well that can hurt us. and wireless technology falls right on the threshold of what is safe for us and what's not. and what if some people are simply more sensitive to it than others? last year, the world health organization classified radio frequency electromagnetic fields is cars yo carcenogenic. the symptoms are certainly real, but there is no scientific basis to link ehs symptoms to electromagnetic field exposure. >> you are talking about an area that hasn't been studied. >> dr. andrew morino disagrees with the world health organization. last year, he published a study in the international journal of neuroscience. it concluded that ehs can occur as a bonephied syndrome. >> produces a responsers. >> there's no question in the mind of bob parke. a physics professor at the university of maryland. he says there's no scientific evidence that ehs exists. >> there's science showing that there's no science. >> there's been dozens of studies, but the scientific community is still click. >> you are talking to the wrong guy. >> i think he's wrong. >> so how do you explain these people coming from all over the world to green bank, west virginia? why would they be doing this if they didn't really feel something? >> i have no idea what causes the problems, but it's not caused by electromagnetic fields. >> for the people out there watching this, this is not a real condition. that it's just in your head. what do you say? >> when i'm exposed, i have the health effects, when i'm not exposed, i'm fine. >> i know it's happening and it's getting worse. and i suggest that we are near the end of the wireless age. wireless will become a technology that become to use anymore. >> the conclusion that i've come to is that the u.s. government just needs to do more independently funded research. right now the national institute of health is not funding or conducting any studies on ehs. but other countries are. the canadian government, they have started funding treatment of ehs and get this, there is a nine month waiting list to get into that program. so, i want to hear from you. if you think you are suffering from ehs, let us know by going to the wusa9 facebook page and hit me on twitter. we are asking everyone to contact us, let us know what they think about that by using wireless technology. >> you did the story about smart meters and talked about how people were describing symptoms similar to what some of these people who were in west virginia were describing. irritation and headaches and just feeling overall pretty awful. >> similar in a sense that cell phones, wireless routers, smart meters, they emit the same kind of wireless radiation. those wireless refugees say smart meters for some reason make them feel the worst. >> interesting. it means maybe there will be more research done. kristen, thank you. derek. >>> well lesli, now we go to the case of a rape in the state of maryland and what supreme court justice, samuel lee calls the most important criminal procedure case before the high court in decades. the question, when and where is it appropriate for police to swab your cheeks? bruce leshan was at the supreme court to hear the oral argument. >> this is about the truth and dna is truth. and it is truth that makes sure that we are convicting the guilty. >> for the mother of a murder victim, there is little question. >> katie gave up the most basic of her constitutional right. her right to live. >> swabbing dna from people who are arrested help solve cold cases. >> we would never identify katie's killer without dna. >> in the case of alonzo king, the maryland court of appeals found when police swabbed his cheek after an arrest on an assault charge, they should have sought a warrant. king's dna matched the dna found at a rape scene and he was convicted of that crime. maryland attorney general, doug ganson. >> dna is the 21st century fingerprint. >> several justices asked if police could go on a police expedition through your dna before you are even convicted of a crime, where does it end? justice asked whether the state should be allowed to take the dna of every person who comes in for a driver's license. >> suspicionless searches are unconstitutional. >> in maryland, you have to be arrested for a serious offense for police to swab your cheek. federal rules and the rules in many other states are more sweeping. speed on the gw parkway, police could arrest you, and swab your cheek and dive deep into your dna profile. >> we believe that fingerprinting is really fund mentally different because of the profound information contained in an individual's dna. >> it is another issue that pit sophisticated technology against our personal privacy. and the supreme court is still wrestling with the right balance. bruce leshan, wusa9. >> now we should see a decision by sometime in june and with chief justice, john roberts, tough questions for both sides, he may once again have the deciding vote. >> with three days, there are no signs the white house and congress are working towards a deal. president obama traveled to a shipyard in new port news, virginia, where he says workers would have to be furloughed if $46 billion is taken out of the defense department's budget. republicans say you should stop leaving washington and meet with them. >> where's the president's plan to avoid the sequester? have you seen one? i haven't seen one. all i heard is he wants to raise taxes again. >> now the president wants to see a mix of new tax revenue and targeted spending cuts. republicans say they agreed to raise taxes in the fiscal cliff deal last month and they say that is enough. >> federal workers here in our area are bracing for a major cut in their pay chucks. furlough notices are expected to go on friday and force days off can begin as early as april. peggy fox visited a local family today. they have a few extra worries with dealing with less income. >> any time i eat or drink, she starts eating. >> preparing for a new baby is an exciting time. the baby shower gifts pile up and the anticipation builds. >> ten fingers, ten toes. >> in four weeks, lena and al will welcome their first child. they picked a baby, chase cooper. but now, despite their careful planning, they see a curve ball coming. al is expecting to be furloughed at least one day a week. >> two days out of each pay period equates to about $640. then of course you can times that by 26 pay periods and then we are getting, if it goes for a year, we're talking $17,000. >> al works in aviation for the department of defense. after 32 years in the army, he is the sole bred winner and lena plans to stay home with the baby. >> we made plans to do a vacation next year. we are going to have to tighten up quite a bit, maybe not take that vacation. maybe not go out and have a little fun like we used to. i mean, it's a huge chunk of change. >> it's not just a new baby coming that has them extra worried about the furloughs. it's also this new house they're building. >> we can't turn it off. you know, it's not something we can turn off without losing our deposit. >> i would much rather have a job and layed off than to not have one at all. so either way, i just have to -- nothing i can do about it. not a thing i can do about it. i can't tell all the politicians, you're all fired and put somebody in that will run the country right. we are stuck with what we got. >> peggy fox, wusa9. >> threat of government furloughs has federal workers upset, as you can see. that's why wusa9 started a petition. should congress face penalties if federal workers are furloughed? if you want to weigh in, go to wusa9.com and find that petition on our home page. >>> still ahead, guns for everyone. we're going to take you to a georgia town where it's the law. you have to own a firearm. top. >> well, today you have to own an umbrella. we have winds gusting to 30 miles an hour here in northwest d.c. the big picture, plenty of rain way down '95. that's heading our way. we'll talk about when the rain rolls out. it might surprise you. >>> up next, young women falling victim to breast cancer. new statistics on a frightening >>> in our health alert, a worrysome trend. a study finds advanced breast cancer cases are growing in this age group who often get more aggressive forms of the disease. >> more women are being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer at an early age. >> scary. it's definitely very scary, but something to be aware of. >> a new study finds a small, but significant increase in advanced breast cancer among women in their 20s and 30s. >> ideally, you would like to see that number go down, and not up. >> the rate has gone up each year since 1976. younger women have aggressive forms of the disease than older women, leading to lower survival rates. 230,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in the u.s. every year. 11,000 are under age 40. there are no routine screening practices recommended for that age group. and experts say younger women usually don't know something is wrong until they can actually feel a lump, a sign that the tomber is advanced. >> women have to pay attention to what is going on. they should not ignore it and bring it to a doctor's attention. >> elaina is 27, she gets mammograms because of her family history. >> that's scary. you don't think about it coming into younger people like that. you think of it as an older disease. >> family history is key, but not in all cases. the study found that breast cancer incidents increased among all races and ethnic groups. the big question is, why? scientists are exploring all kinds of factors to find answers about what really raises a young woman's risk. >>> meantime, a lot of us women take calcium and vitamin d, but the benefits of the pills in preventing fractures is under scrutiny by a government panel. the u.s. preventive task force says healthy women don't need low dose supplements. it's better to get calcium and d from a good diet. in post menopausal women, the supplements increase for kidney stones. they don't apply to someone that is high risk. >>> at least 19 tourists are dead after their hot air balloon plunged 1,000 feet to the ground in egypt. >> witnesses say the balloon simply burst into flames just before it hit the ground and the pilot and one tourist jumped out from the basket as it was going down. investigators say the fire got started when a landing cable got caught around a helium tube and that made the balloon crash. no americans were on board. egypt's aviation minister suspended all hot air balloon rides until the investigators can figure out why all that happened. >> terrible accident. here we're talking about rain and lots of it. >> we are. and we need the rain. i know it's not the prettiest of days, but we need the rain and get some rain in the bank before we get into summer. >> that is better than snow. >> that's debateable, but we'll take you out to wichita. they had 21 inches in the month of february. that is a new record for them for thmonth of february. they had near blizzard conditions yesterday. they cleaned up a little bit today. now it's cold and windy. some of the snow is blowing around. let's take a live look outside. it's our michael and son weather cam. we have light rain to moderate rain across the metro area and temperatures going up. 44 now downtown. relative humidity 82%. temperatures aren't going to go anywhere. they may remain steady or rise a little bit. winds north, northeast. and pressure still falling. great picture from grant county. look at the ice. this is not too far away from us, about 160 miles. it is about 12 miles west of mt. storm in grant county and mary sent this in. she had to scrape away a quarter inch of ice on her car today. not too far away. it was icy. for us, it was a rain event. and a pretty big rain event. pretty massive storm. this storm is winding down as a secondary storm now begins to develop and move northward. there are good snows going on in chicago. they have gone from rain to snow and detroit will go from rain to snow, some big rains in through much of pennsylvania headed into new york state. a pretty good rains, too, especially into southern maryland. now again, the flood watch has been canceled, but don't let your guard down. heavy rain is possible until 10:00, 11:00, maybe midnight tonight. we have a donut around the immediate metro area. rain out 66. heavier rain across the bay. and zoom in, light rain out toward laurel as you go up into baltimore and light rain to moderate rain as you get out toward leesburg and perserville. a wet commute home and the winds are gusting to 30 miles per hour. the good news is, it's above freezing. 40 in rockville. 41 in fairfax. 42 in old town. 42 in college park and 42 over in bowie and 42 in waldorf. so, windy and wet commute home. can't do anything about that. rain around midnight, though, we stay above freezing tonight and a touch of spring wednesday. so there is light at the end of the tunnel. for tonight, mostly cloudy, breezy, chilly. rain goes to showers around midnight. lows 38 to 44. winds will become southwest at 10 to 15. so now we're looking at a nice stretch of weather. warmer tomorrow, 57. 49 on thursday. rain or snow shower, but still, you know, a green alert. and then breezy and colder on friday. march comes in like a junk yard dog, not like a lamb or a lion. next seven day, temperatures keep going down. mid 40s as we get into saturday. a clipper-like system comes at us saturday night. throw a flake in there saturday night just for fun. maybe 39 or 40 on monday and then back to the upper 40s. as we get into march, big temperature swings and you can have a ten degree change and that's not necessarily a bad thing. >> all right, thank you, top. coming up next, we hear the plea from a teenager accused of a deadly shooting in a high school cafeteria. >> but up next, the signature item from pope benedict's wardrobe is going into retirement with him when he officially steps pope benedict xvi will make his final appearance tomorrow. we got some questions about the pope's future. he will keep his name after his resignation. he'll be known as pope and be addressed as his holiness. but the 85-year-old 's appearance will change a bit. >> he will wear a simple white casek. they will no longer be the red shoes that you have seen him wear, but he has chosen to keep brown shoes. >> 50,000 tickets have been requested for the pope's final audience tomorrow at st. peter square. the vatican says he will be driven around the square so people can see him, then he will go to the platform and deliver his last talk. >>> six people who died in the very first terror attack on the world trade center were honored today. the ceremony comes twenty years after the attack in the garage underneath one of the twin towers. more than 1,000 poem were hurt in that one. there was a moment of silence with 12:18 this afternoon. that is the moment when the truck bomb blew up. six islamic extremists were convicted in that bombing. >>> the 18-year-old charged with killing three students at an ohio high school pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated murder. t.j. lain agreed to the plea. he could get life in prison. today's plea hearing comes a day before the one yore anniversary of the shootings inside the cafeteria. investigators say he admitted to the shooting, but said he didn't know why he did it. >> coming up, they are considered the best of the best. we'll tell you which auto maker made a huge comeback on consumer lists. >> and still ahead, with $85 billion in federal cuts set to begin on friday, very little is safe here in washington, including the animals at the national zoo. >>> up next, the flip side of gun control. we take you to a town where everyone is required to own a firearm.
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news. majority of senators have backed chuck hagel as the next defense secretary, confirming him to the position by a vote of 58-41. and that vote wrapping up in the senate about five minutes ago. the national journal writes that chuck hagel was confirmed as defense secretary with deep cuts to the pentagon budget set to hit three days later. after months of defense department officials forecasting armageddon and with congress unable and unwilling to prevent the steep spending cuts, he will be entering his role as a crisis. that in the national journal. and to recap, chuck hagel has been confirmed as new defense secretary but the senate voting 58-41. and in our primetime schedule starting at 8:00 eastern time on c-span, debate from the senate floor on chuck hagel's nomination. on c-span2, remarks from attorney general eric holder on reducing gun violence and gun control laws. on c-span3, the senate finance committee holds a hearing on automatic budget cuts and who will -- with the fiscal problems. house republican leaders today said that the president and senate democrats bear responsibi
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